Nestled on India’s southwest coast, Kochi is the gateway to Kerala. It is an utterly quaint destination, exuding its British, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, and Indian history with pride. While it is loaded with historical architecture and culture, there are quite a few local festivals that bring out the best of the South Indian vibe. There are beautiful beaches, must-visit cafes, a hotspot of Keralan arts, 24-hour restaurants, and some of the most magnificent relics of colonial architecture that you just cannot miss. Hitch a cab and tour through the old-worldly charm of this South Indian city and you’ll be smitten. While you’re at it, don’t forget to book the accommodation. Have a look at the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Kochi, India, below.
Don’t want to book out an entire rental? Go for a private room. Fortunately, there are four private and independent rooms up for grabs here. Up to two guests can be easily accommodated in each of the private rooms, all of which share a common verandah, spectacular sea views, and an open area with four hammocks. All rooms have an attached bathroom and are equipped with basic essentials. Food can also be made available in the rooms, provided you allow a three-hour prior notice to the host.
3.SEAHUT HOMESTAY CLASSIC DOUBLESuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe room was basic but perfectly nice and had ac and wifiour first 2 nights at sea hut were very comfortable in an air con roomaunty also offered us delicious appams with vegetable curry for breakfastthe outdoor space was incredibly relaxing with hammocks swings and comfortable seatingthe room and bathroom were very clean with plenty of space with a fan and air onvery clean and calmvery clean and comfortablevery clean and tidy accommodationthe rooms itself are clean and cozylovely and clean home in a quiet neighborhood
Host:the hosts were lovelythe staff people were all very polite and cheerfulabsolutely lovely and welcoming hostsharath is a great hostamazing kind hearted hosts who love to look after you and share their lives and cultureRead more reviewsso location wise this is a perfect placegreat place away from the centre of fort kochiperfect location and perfect vibesea hut was a relaxing beautiful location which was well located for sightseeing and exploring the areavery peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of fort kochi
Done up in a 20th-century style, this two-bedroom villa is a nice option you can consider. It enjoys lovely river views and has been furnished in an aesthetic manner. The terrace balcony is an excellent spot to soak in the best of Kochi’s airs. There is also a hot tub on site that guests can make use of. Additionally, there is a fully functioning kitchen for you to whip up meals.
The Island House. A British Homestay. Live Royal.Kochi, Kerala, IndiaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe place was cleanRead more reviews
Host:fabin was an excellent hostvery well maintained place and fabin was so helpful and responsive
Ideal for those travelling in threes, this one-bedroom homestay is about as well-equipped and comfortable as it gets. It is fronted by a fish farm, making it a great accommodation for those of you who enjoy fishing. Else, you can also venture a little farther for a dinghy boat ride in the city’s backwaters. 24-hour and unlimited access to WiFi is available here. Additional bedding can be provided at an added cost of 4 USD.
KiTHos Farm, homestay
Top guest reviews
Host:jinson is a kind hostjinson is a great hostjohnson is very sweet and helpfulhis parents were also quite helpful during our stay therethe host offered us free tasty breakfast as wellRead more reviewsi would absolutely recommend jinson's place to anyone who wishes to stay near the fort kochi areabut if you are prepared for that it is a great place to stay
This excellent private room is housed within a larger house and equipped with well-appointed common areas such as a sitting area, a kitchen, and more that guests can make use of. The room has an attached washroom and is provisioned sufficiently for two occupants. Several sightseeing locations are a five-minute walking distance from this place, making it is an ideal location for those of you looking to explore Kochi to the fullest. There is also a shared roof terrace and kitchen here that you can make use of.
Ethen'S Home room 1Cochin, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewson top of this a delicious home-cooked breakfast with coffee and fresh fruit for just 100 inranitha is an excellent host the breakfast a traditional vegetarian affair was very tastythey also whip up a delicious breakfast which should not be missedclean and spacious roomspotless so clean that you could give more than 5 starsthe house is extremely clean and tidyit is a convenient and a clean placethe room was clean and great value
Host:excellent service from both owner and wife anithahosts are very friendlyanitha is a wonderful hostanitha is a lovely hostthey are not hosts but super hosts and i thank them with great gratitudeRead more reviewsthe location is great 5 min walk to main fort kochi areathe location is just perfect at the heart of fort kochi in walking distance to everywhereethan's homestay is well located very close to the places of interestthe location was perfect with being able to walk everywhereif you are in kochi choose this place :)
Enjoying a fabulous frontage of Arabian Sea, this two-bedroom villa is an excellent accommodation for four. You can opt to occupy just one room as it is sufficient for two guests. The rental has been done up in a sophisticated fashion, complete with charming furnishings and standard essentials. While it is a relaxing retreat indoors, right outside is a private beach that you can relish to the fullest. Fishing, beachcombing, and luxuriating by the sea are some of the many activities you can enjoy here. Other local attractions are also nearby. Home-made breakfast is provided at this rental and you can opt-in for continental breakfast or a traditional Keralan feast.
Breathtaking Sea Views from Private VillaVypin, Kerala, India
Top guest reviews
Host:unnikannan is really helpful and a fantastic host tooRead more reviewsthe location is just beautiful
This private room is a good option for two. It is located on the ground floor and enjoys a separate entrance to ensure guests enjoy maximum privacy. You have the option of booking an air-conditioned room. If a cold room isn’t too much of a big deal for you, you can opt for a room without air-conditioning for a different price. Regardless of whichever room you choose, you’ll also have access to a shared kitchen, a dining area, and a living area.
Spacious And Placid HOME STAY in FORT KOCHI.Kochi, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewsit’s got all amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possiblethe bathroom and kitchen are the nicest i ever had in india almost like european standardswe had a very comfortable staybathroom all looked newly fitted- great strong shower and proper toiletwonderful large place with separate bedroom living room kitchen and bathroomso clean and comfortablethe sheets and towels were also very clean and nice smellingthe place was exceedingly cleanthe house is very clean and spaciousexcellent property spotless clean with all amenities
Host:thank you henry for being a good host“ henry is a great hosthenry is a wonderful host and a very humble personhenry is a very kind and helpful hostthank you henry for hosting usRead more reviewsclose to all attractionsgreat location walking distance to fort kochi but in a quiet areathis place is awesome in a prime location i kochiit is in a nice area and easy to walk to everythingit's a bit away from the main k b jacob road and placed in a very peaceful location
Book out this two-bedroom condominium if you’re travelling as a family. It is located in the heart of the city and perfectly safe as well. All standard amenities are provided here, including a study desk in one of the bedrooms that can be used by kids. The kitchen is equipped with the basics, including cleaning agents, refrigerator, stove, chimney, and storage space. You’ll have to stock whatever you’re likely to need. This rental enjoys easy access to all sightseeing locations and public transport is readily available right outside.
Jackson's City Lights Furnished Condo, MarineDriveKochi, Kerala, IndiaSuperhost
Top guest reviewsall amenities were present the kitchen was fully equipped and the entire experience was very very comfortableit had all the amenities for a comfortable stay and we had a wonderful time thereexcellent location with all facilities and amenities one would reasonably expectvery clean and spaciousjackson kept the apartment clean and tidythe house is spacious and cleanthe place was superb and sparkling clean we really enjoyed staying herevery clean and spacious flat with a lot of amenities
Host:jackson is an amazing hostjackson is a fantastic hostthe host was always quick to respond and very friendlythank you jackson for being such a wonderful hostvery homey and very kind hostsRead more reviewsgreat location near to marine drivenice apartment on very prominent location just on marine drivegreat place well located and with all the facilities requiredthe flat is in a very convenient location with easy access to shops parks etcthe property is at a very prime location and everything is easily accessible
This private room is ideal for solo travellers. The room is located on the first floor of a family home and has a double bed, a private bathroom that is equipped with basic essentials (complimentary toiletries included). There are six private rooms up for grabs here so you can book more rooms if you are travelling with a group. There is a shared lounge area, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a roof terrace that can be accessed by all the occupants of the rooms. Laundry services and airport pick-up can also be arranged if you inform the host in advance. There are several local attractions nearby and a major bus junction in close proximity. Aside from Kochi, you can also visit neighbouring towns with ease.
Aaron's Home Stay, AC Single roomKochi, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewswifi works extremely wella/c worked very well wifi toothe room had all the listed amenities and a nice little balconyroom was very nice excellent air conditioning and good privacyalso the wi-fi speed was considerably goodroom was very clean as wellthe room was very cleanthe room was just as advertised and the bathroom modern and very cleannew clean and comfortablethe room is sparkling clean and everything is newly done and very modern
Host:johnson and his family are reallly nice hostsjohnson is an excellent hostthe host johnson was greatjohnson is an excellent hostjohnson is helpful and courteousRead more reviewsthis is the perfect location right walking distance of everythinggood location close to beach stthe location was perfect everything is in walking distancegreat location right near everything in fort kochilocation of the homestay is residential yet central to all the attractions in fort kochi
Complete with air-conditioning, double bed, attached private washroom, and kitchen, this private room at this rental is a great option for two people. It is a 15 minutes’ drive away from central Kochi and other local sightseeing locations, making it easy for you to enjoy quietude and explore the city. A complimentary traditional Kerala breakfast is provided to guests. Laundry services and airport pick-up and drop-off can also be arranged on prior notice.
Dcunha cottage home stayKochi, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewsthe area was calm :)the wifi worked very slowthe rooms were maintained really well and there was a complete freedom of space and privacywell equipped kitchen spacious living room nice bedroom with ac and attached washroomthe tony's homestay is so pleasant you've your appartment kitchen ac room living room and all commoditiesthe home: an immaculately clean separate upstairs apartment with a/c bedroom 2 baths balcony living-dining and kitchenvery clean quiet andspacious apptcleanliness of the house was remarkablea sparking clean home with an amazing terracethe apartment was simple clean and very adequatethe room and flat were clean and in order
Host:the service is attentive and nicedaphny was very helpful throughout the stayhost tony and his wife delivered us the best servicevery homely and helpful hostsgreat hosts and value for moneyRead more reviewslocated in a lovely residential neighbourhoodquiet relaxing location with good transport options for reaching attractionsa neat tidy place with enough room to stash your stuffthe place is ideal for a calm stay by couples or familyfantastic place; worth every penny
This beautiful cottage is an ideal abode for up to four people. It is located in one of Kochi’s best residential neighbourhoods and enjoys easy access to Fort Kochi, beaches, and other local attractions. You can hitch a short, five-minute ferry ride from a nearby location to get to Fort Kochi. The house itself has French windows that allow great views, a patio towards the rear, and a front courtyard aside from standard facilities. Authentic home-cooked Kerala food can also be made available at a reasonable added rate if you let the host know beforehand.
TAMARA - Spanish Colonial Cottage by the BeachVypin, Kerala, India
Top guest reviewspocket wifi is my favoritebeautiful house with all amenities kitchen accessoriesthe cottage is extremely cute with a nice bedroom spacious living area and a fully functional kitchenthe cottage has a well equipped kitchen and is spacious and comfortablethe kitchen was well equipped with utensils and supplies like salt jam sugar spicesclean neat and tidygreat place shinning clean :)clean spacious and lovely neighboursbeautiful and super super clean placethe house is beautiful and kept clean
Host:the care taker mreasy to communicate the care taker and hostcare taker also friendly and handypious the care taker very obliging and helpfulthe care taker robin is is super flexible and helpfulRead more reviewsawesome location as wellthe location is quiet and in nice neighborhood and very close to the ferry to fort kochithis was property was perfect location and facilitieslocation is great kitchen is well stockedclose to transport calm vicinity
Beauty at its best
While in Kochi, you can also hitch wooden houseboat tours or go exploring the roots of Ayurveda. If not explore, at least go in for one of the excellent Ayurvedic massages such as Shirodhara (four-hand massage) or try some street food. Safe to say, there’s quite a bit to do here. November to March is the best time to travel to Kochi. Although it may be a tad crowded, rest assured you’ll enjoy it thoroughly.
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